Nobody Wants Your ML/AI or Analytics!

Are you struggling to produce clear business or organizational value with your ML and analytics? Is user adoption of your dashboards, models, and apps lower than you'd hoped—despite giving the stakeholder what they asked for?

I believe that a "product orientation" is critical for any data and technology team seeking to turn data products into high value, usable, and useful solutions. What does that mean?

Get started with some of my resources below on data product management, data product UX design, and more.

New to Data Products? Start here:

My Definition of a Data Product (Start Here!)

All of my work is framed around this definition, so start here before reading anything else. Definitions about reusable containers, assets, data mesh, and the like are wrong in my opinion. Data products are more about how we work than the output. It's rooted in the idea that the job of a data product leader is to produce benefits not outputs.

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15 Ways to Increase Adoption of Data Products

Available in both written and audio formats. One of my most popular resources for data product leaders struggling to increase the user adoption and business value of their ML and analytics solutions.

The Top (5) Reasons Enterprise ML/AI/Analytics SAAS Leaders Come to Me for UI/UX Design Help

Got that itch that maybe your product's data and tech isn't the reason customers aren't buying, demos aren't closing, churn is increasing, and the people who already paid aren't using the service? Here are the top (5) reasons founders, CxOs, and product leaders reach out to me for help—and the (20) key symptoms I see surface in the product itself.

Data Product Management Maturity Model

Do you lead a large enterprise data team? In 2024, I started to think about how orgs with large data teams might transition to a product-driven approach to building ML and analytics solutions—and what that maturity might look like. View the latest thinking

Data Product UX Design Resources

CED UX Framework for Advanced Analytics & ML Apps

A 3-part UX design framework for designing advanced decision support applications and tools specifically designed for data product leaders.

PiCAA Framework for Envisioning AI Use Cases

A 5-part method to generate ML/AI use cases from a UX perspective.

Download my Self-Assessment Guide for Analytics Apps

My free self-assessment guide covers 9 key topics to help you make your service indispensable. Each day, for 9 days, you will also get an email lesson that goes deeper into the topic and provides recommendations on how to start taking action.

Free Course Sample from Designing Human-Centered Data Products

My self-guided video course—Designing Human-Centered Data Products—can help you learn the creative problem solving skills that data-driven software leaders need to produce useful, usable applications and solutions. Download the first module's video and written supplement, free.

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Recent Articles by Brian

How Adopting a Product Mindset Can Improve the UX and ROI of Your Data Science and Analytics Work

By Brian T. O'Neill

The work of enterprise data science and analytics teams is often experienced in software-whether it be via custom apps, dashboards, or BI tools. As such, data teams are software teams-but many of them do not build solutions the way the … Read more

Why you need to stop saying yes when they ask, “can you build us a dashboard that shows this data?”

By Brian T. O'Neill

If there’s one thing I see a lot of in my work, it’s dashboards.  I don’t talk about dashboards a ton because a dashboard alone is neither a data product nor an experience. It is an output and artifact that is part of … Read more

My Top 10 Predictions for Data Product Leaders in 2022

By Brian T. O'Neill

Below are ten 2022 predictions for data product leaders and organizations trying to leverage ML and analytics in their software, tools, apps, and services. From the lens of a consulting product designer. Yea, you head that one right. If that PhD in … Read more

Top 10 Experiencing Data Podcast Episodes for 2021

By Brian T. O'Neill

Everybody loves a Top 10 list at the end of the year! How about one with pretty lousy data to back it up? 😉 Analytics on analytics here ladies and gentlemen! Since I know this audience will probably be asking … Read more

Data as Product: Links to Talks and Articles on Building Data Products

By Brian T. O'Neill

A link list of articles and resources on building data products, and particularly the mind shift involved in approaching data products as just that: products, not projects. Is something missing here? Shoot me an email and let me know. From … Read more

MVPs: The Slow, Expensive Way to Build Data Products?

By Brian T. O'Neill

Is there a faster way than MVPs to create data products that actually get used, are simple, and are trustworthy?

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